Discover the most valuable natural paradises on earth. Explore tundra, forests, steppe- lands, deserts, savannahs, rainforests and mountains by considering the most representative protected areas. This guide, among other things, aims to equip the reader with the necessary knowledge to appreciate a great diversity of natural areas. Touring these parks with this book in hand will make the experience more meaningful by promoting an awareness of nature and cultivating a perception of the most interesting adaptations in plants and animals to the most adverse environmental hardships with surround them. The book offers much practical information with which to plan itineraries tailored to specific preferences and objectives, and it even provides tips on how to plan trips from home with the help of specialised travel outfitters in the destination country.
- 268 magnificent full-colour photographs.
- 128 maps.
- 114 parks and reserves described.